Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.4
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Activity of the Azerbaijan Convention Bureau will give impetus to development of tourism in the country, Azerbaijan's Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfas Garayev said.
He made the remarks on Sept.4 during the first 'open day' at Azerbaijan Convention Bureau operating under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
The minister emphasized the significance of creating the Convention Bureau in Azerbaijan, adding that it plays an important role in increasing the number of tourists visiting the country.
He stressed that the Convention Bureau has been operating for a year in Azerbaijan and has participated in arranging a number of exhibitions in the country, adding that Azerbaijan is interested in hosting international conferences.
"The volume of expenditures per person coming to Azerbaijan to participate in conferences more than doubles the expenditures for an ordinary tourist," the minister added.
Addressing the event, the Executive Director of Azerbaijan Convention Bureau Florian Sengstschmid said that the Bureau played an imported role in the presentation of Azerbaijan's tourism potential.
The Bureau is engaged in arranging large-scale international events in Azerbaijan, according to the minister.
The Convention Bureau was founded under the Ministry of Culture and Tourism to implement the strategy for the development of tourism in Azerbaijan.
Edited by CN
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